Sunday, 21 April 2013

Cemetery Club (theatre)

The Cemetery Club, written by Ivan Menchell, is an insight into the lives of three Jewish widows living in New York. The trio get together once a month for tea and gossip before they go to visit the graves of their husbands. The play last appeared locally at the Devonshire Park Theatre in May 2012 and is soon to be put on again, this time by Seaford Little Theatre.

Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgemental. When widower Sam, a butcher, enters the scene, he catches Ida's eye and the pair embark upon a new life together. Dismayed, Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance, but are then guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.

Directed and designed by Cathryn Parker, The Cemetery Club will star Sylvia Aston, Trish Richings, Mary Young, Alan Lade and Sue Shephard. The bittersweet comedy is laden with wry Jewish humour. "Life may change but love will always remain."

Seaford Little Theatre, Fri 10th to Sat 18th May, 19:45.
Matinee, Sat 11th May, 14:30.
Evening tickets £8, matinee tickets £7, opening night tickets - two seats for the price of one.
Available from Sussex Eyecare Ltd, 9 Broad Street, Seaford (no credit  cards please). Enquiries 01323 895225.